Fulham missed putting daylight between themselves and Bournemouth as they produced one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. They dominated the first half and took the lead when Tim Ream scored from close range. Preston defended brilliantly restricting the league leaders to a few shots. They were rewarded when Ched Evans equalized the hosts in the second half.
Preston’s Frankie McAvoy: “We needed to be strong and to show discipline today, and I thought we did that. Don’t forget every one of Fulham’s players has played in the Premier League, so we knew it would be tough. I was disappointed with the way we conceded the early goal, and that put us on the back foot a bit, but we were much better in the second half and so credit to the players for that. There was a bit of controversy with our goal. I’ve seen it back, and I’m not sure there was much in it.”
Fulham’s Marco Silva: “That was a big mistake from the referee and the linesman. There was an elbow in there and then a clear handball before the ball goes over the line. It’s difficult for us to accept, but again the referee had a bad performance. We’ve ended up losing two points, and it’s not been our fault again. We had a similar situation against Coventry recently. It was a really tough game for us, but that’s just what we expected.”
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